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Ridgid 16 gallon 5hp wet/dry vac wont start

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  • Ridgid 16 gallon 5hp wet/dry vac wont start

    Hello all!

    I took apart the motor and found a small copper wire that should be attached to a small magnet block piece that came apart. I was hoping someone can guide me on how to reattach it. Can I just solder it on or is there another way? Thank you so much in advance!
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  • #2
    That looks like you need to replace a bad brush! The copper wire has detached and you can't repair it.
    I'd replace both brushes at the same time...You may get lucky if you take the good brush to an Ace Hardware
    and see if they have a generic version.....

    Cactus Man


    • #3
      brushes are brushes. probably an easily replaced part. even harbor freight has them in their stuff...

      ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder